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Family programs scheduled

The Family Resource Center has announced a series of new fall programs including noontime workshops, briefings and discussion groups on more than 20 topics for members of the MIT community who have family responsibilities or an interest in family issues.

New workshop topics this fall include "Raising Children in a Violent World," "New Insights About Fathering," "Communication in the Family," "Adoption for Alternative Families," and "Depression in the Family." Returning workshops will address such issues as bilingualism, families and stress, telecommuting, step-parenting, mixed-faith holiday celebrations, children's sex education and negotiating job flexibility. Held from noon-1:30pm, workshops are free of charge and open to the public.

Also scheduled are a number of briefings on finding and evaluating child care, handling emergency child care and choosing elementary schools. Individual consultations are always available to members of the MIT community by appointment on these topics and on any other child care, parenting or work/family issue.

A computer is also available in the Center's reception area for members of the MIT community to use in accessing child care databases and parenting resources on the internet.

For a copy of the Family Resource Center's calendar of events or for further information on any of its services, contact the Center in Rm 4-144, x3-1592, .

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 11, 1996.

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